Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/12
Phil Jackson hasn't received a formal contract offer from the Los Angeles Lakers, but all parties involved understand the job is his for the taking if the 67-year-old chooses to coach again. The Los Angeles Times reported the meeting took place Saturday afternoon. On Saturday evening, ESPN further confirmed a meeting took place earlier in the day between Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss, general manager Mitch Kupchak and Jackson. Sources told ESPN that the three men will meet again for further discussions "in a couple days." ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne reported that sources told her Jackson would likely be offered a two-year deal to coach the Lakers. "It's Phil's job to turn down," the sources reportedly told Shelburne. Jackson has 11 NBA championships as a coach with the Lakers and Chicago Bulls. The Lakers are courting Jackson to replace Mike Brown, the coach who replaced Jackson in 2011. Brown was fired after a 1-4 start before Friday's game against G...
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